We’re heading into the week of Christmas, what is going on in the world of the Elites during this festive season?
News, Tidbits, and Fun
POSSIBLE Identity of Bald ‘Nightmare Collective’ Guy
It seems that Brandi Rhodes’ Nightmare collective is growing, with or without Kris Statlander. Some guys on Reddit were looking at one of the promo videos of the Collective and THOUGHT they recognized one of the male converts as Dr. Luther, a friend of Chris Jericho’s who is a wrestler with FMW.
Take: Sounds like Chris Jericho is the friend that keeps on giving.
‘A Little Bit of the Bubbly’ Sells Biggish.
I don’t remember if I mentioned this last week, so I’ll post it again. Chris Jericho’s sparkling wine, ‘A Little Bit of the Bubbly’ has sold about 16,000 bottles as of last week.
Take: I know nothing about wine sales, but for a wrestling company to sell 16k bottles of wine sounds like a big deal to me.
Alex Reynolds and John Silver Signed to AEW
This news has been out for a bit, but I wanted to wait and see before posting, but since Reynolds and Silver have become part of the Dark Order pretty much confirms that they have been signed to AEW.
Take: This doesn’t feel like as big a deal as their placement should feel. Beaver Boys are a good team, but I’m not sure they’re…high profile enough to be in the Dark Order storyline.
AEW Heading to Kansas City, Chicago, and Atlanta!
It was announced earlier in the week that AEW would be staging ‘Revolution’ in Chicago, but that they would be doing shows in Kansas City, Missouri, and Atlanta, GA, the longtime home of WCW with Kansas City being the go-home show for ‘Revolution’. So get those tickets!
Update: As of about 1pm on Friday, December 20th, AEW Revolution is SOLD OUT! Congrats, guys!
AEW Reaches Big Milestone
On December 16th, it was announced that AEW had sold 100k tickets. That is: PPV, and Dynamite. This is a pretty big milestone for a company that’s less than a year old. Congrats guys, I’m proud to say that I’m one of those 100k tickets and it was the most fun I’ve had at a wrestling show since October 9, 2017.
Butcher and Blade Get Big Reception in Buffalo.
It looks like Butcher and Blade, who seemingly have come out of nowhere on Dynamite, are wrapping up their indy dates and one of those dates were in their hometown of Buffalo, New York, where they received a pretty big pop.
JR Offers Support to WWE’s Piper Niven
Piper Niven, who has been tearing it up on WWE’s NXT UK brand, revealed recently that she has Bell’s Palsey, a condition that causes the muscles in the face to freeze, though the affect is USUALLY temporary. AEW’s Jim Ross, who has famously dealt with the disease, and still suffers the affects of it, sent Niven a message of positivity and support, encouraging her to keep smiling.
AEW To Launch Official Podcast
AEW keeps extending its outreach as they will be launching a podcast hosted by Tony Schiavone. No word on when the podcast will launch, or what it will be about, other than it’ll be launched in January 2020.
Former ROH Star Does Commentary on AEW Dark
Former ROH star, Colt Cabana, best known as the former BFF of CM Punk, did commentary on the AEW Dark episode that will be airing on Christmas Eve. There’s been nothing reported on whether or not this gig was a tryout or the AEW EVPs giving a hand up to a buddy. We’ll see down the road.
Cody Presented with Ice Rays Jersey before AEW
Did you know Corpus Christi had a hockey team? Me neither. Anyway, they do, and since AEW was filming in the arena the team used for their…games? Meets? Stick fights?
This evening the @goicerays presented @CodyRhodes with an official team jersey ahead of tomorrow night’s #AEWDynamite LIVE from Corpus Christi, Texas … get your tix at https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq pic.twitter.com/TZiU1IT7sP
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) December 18, 2019
Stipulations Set for Lance Archer/Jon Moxley Bout
If you recall from my excited squealings recently, Jon Moxley and Lance Archer will be facing each other at Wrestle Kingdom in January in a Texas Death Match. This week, NJPW clarified the rules for this match: No Disqualifications, no pinfalls, you basically go until one of you can’t answer a 10 count or you submit. Take. My. MONEY!!!
Sammy Guevara Tries to Hit Up Camila Cabello
Uh…Yeah, I have no idea what this is.
— sammy guevara (@sammyguevara) December 21, 2019
12-24-2019 AEW Dark Card
- Sammy Guevara vs Brandon Cutler
- Proud n Powerful vs Private Party vs Best Friends vs Hybrid2
- Joey Janela vs Shawn Spears
1-1-2020 AEW Dynamite Card…So Far
- Darby Allin vs Cody
- Kris Statlander vs Riho for the AEW Women’s Championship
- Jon Moxley to respond to Chris Jericho’s offer
That’s it for Tiffany’ AEW Coverage! Stay tuned for ongoing coverage!